Youth Jobs PaTH helps employers find and recruit the right young person for their business. Skill Hire have been successfully helping young people achieve their goals for over 20 years
and will deliver the Employability Skills Training as part of the Youth Jobs PaTH program.
Through Youth Jobs PaTH, you can trial a young person by hosting an internship placement
in your business for between 4 and 12 weeks. An Internship can help you find out if a young
person is the right fit for your business.
You may be eligible for a wage subsidy of up to $10,000 when you hire a job seeker to work
an average of 20 hours per week in an ongoing position.
Prepare young job seekers
Youth Jobs PaTH helps prepare young people aged 15-24 with the right skills, so that they
are ready for you to hire in your business.
For those who need it, Youth Jobs PaTH provides Employability Skills Training to equip
young people for work and help them understand the expectations of employers.
Trial a young person in an internship placement
If you are looking for staff, you can work with an Australian Government employment
services provider and a young person to design an unpaid internship placement of between
four and 12 weeks. The provider will support you and the intern through the duration of the
The internship is an opportunity to see how a young person fits into your team and if they
are suitable for employment with your business. You should be confident that if the intern
is the right fit, you have a reasonable prospect of being able to give them a job. Instead of
receiving a wage from employers, the Government will provide interns with an additional
$200 a fortnight on top of their income support payment. Employers will receive a payment
of $1,000 to help cover the costs of hosting an intern and all interns are insured for the
length of their internship.
The internship needs to be structured and supervised, providing the intern with 30-50 hours
of work experience per fortnight. Your participants must be aged 17-24 and have received
employment services for six months or more.
Incentives to hire a young person
Your employment services provider can help you access a youth bonus wage subsidy of
either $6,500 or $10,000 (GST inclusive) if you hire an eligible young person aged 15-24 who
has received employment services for six months or more. There is no requirement for the
young person to have undertaken an internship.
The job can be full time, part time or casual but must be an ongoing position and provide
an average of at least 20 hours per week over the six-month wage subsidy agreement.
Employers who hire an eligible young person through an apprenticeship or traineeship
may also be able to access wage subsidies along with other financial incentives
available to employers under the Australian Apprenticeships Incentives Program.
For more information visit: www.australianapprenticeships.gov.au/employers
Employability Skills Training providers are proudly supported by the Australian Government.